As leaders in cardiology, the physicians at Carient are committed to continuing their education and growing their understanding of the best practices and treatments. Often, this new knowledge comes about through clinical research, which is why our team at Carient is dedicated to conducting and participating in research protocols. The insights revealed through clinical research will enable our patients to obtain the newest treatments before they are available to the general public. Carient is one of the few sites in Northern Virginia that participates in large cardiovascular clinical trials that are otherwise only available to major academic centers.
Carient’s physicians are honored to participate in vital and impactful clinical research in the field of cardiology. This research ultimately leads to new advancements in the care we provide our patients. We have been one of only a few sites elected to participate in several elite research studies and new interventional devices and procedures.
The Clinical Research Institute at Carient was established in 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Taheri. We have participated in over 25 large clinical trials. Our patients have access to new treatments and we have been recognized nationally for our successful enrollment.
We are currently accepting new patients into the following studies:
The study aims to find out if a new cholesterol-lowering injection (inclisiran) safely lowers the risk of heart attacks and strokes in people who have already had one of these conditions, or who have had an operation or procedure to treat blocked arteries. Participation can last up to 5 years.
The trial evaluates the effect of a medication called empagliflozin on hospitalizations for heart failure and mortality in patients who have just had a heart attack. Participation is about 2 years.
The study evaluates the efficacy and safety of the sGC Stimulator Vericguat in adults with Chronic Heart Failure and reduced Ejection Fraction. Participation will be up to 3.5 years.
Please contact the Research Department via text or phone at 571.581.1771 for more information or if you are interested in participating in a study. Your provider can also speak to you more about being a candidate for a research study during your office visit. To be directed to ClinicalTrials.gov for a detailed description about each study, please click on the study title.
Additional research can be found by visiting clinicaltrials.gov